Found April 15, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
The other day I noticed my kid was reading this book that I recognized from when I was around his age. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. The short novel about the transcendent ascension of a seagull who refused to be confined by the boundaries of his own defining limitations. He flew higher, faster, until he became a kind of zen master of flight and was even able to teleport if I recall. Like most everything, it got me thinking about the Mets and a guy on the team named Jonathon. Jonathon Niese. Of all the players I ran into over the weekend Niese somehow stood out. He carries himself well, he’s bigger than I thought (actually they’re all bigger than you think – they’re like on a different scale), he’s soft spoken and unassuming and just seems like a really nice guy. Jonathon Niese was born on October 27th 1986, the day the Mets won their last World Series. Talk about cosmic coincidences. He was picked 209th overall in the 2005 draft, and he spent time at all three level...

Mets should trade top prospects for star power

Ever since Sandy Alderson took control of the New York Mets general manager’s office, he has been trumpeting the need for the Mets to be patient while they rebuild their depleted farm system. As we entered 2013, a year after trading away yet another fan favorite and league star in R.A. Dickey, it seems as though the Mets were finally on the verge of being ready to not only compete...

Alderson Blasted Collins Five Times A Day Regarding Mets’ Offensive Approach

Mike Puma of the New York Post, reports that Terry Collins was yelled at five times a day by general manager Sandy Alderson regarding the team’s approach during Spring Training, according to a team source. Alderson insisted that the team had to show the kind of selectivity at the plate that has been a hallmark of the general manager’s career. As a result, the Mets are seeing...

Mets Minors Report: Satin Aiming For Callup, Power Hitters’ Power Void, Eyes On Rivera

Noah Syndergaard strikes out eight for St. Lucie on Saturday. (Photo: Michael Baron, SNY) Last Night’s Quick Scores Savannah (5-4) topped Rome, 8-6 St. Lucie (6-3) dropped to Palm Beach, 4-3 Binghamton (5-4) lost to New Hampshire, 6-1 Las Vegas (5-5) dropped slugfest to Fresno, 11-6 Prospect Pipeline I just learned that we have some exciting phone interviews lined up with T...

Goeddel, B-Mets Bullpen Struggle With Command In Binghamton Loss

New Hampshire 6, Binghamton 1 The B-Met pitching staff issued nine walks on the way to a 6-1 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Starting pitcher Erik Goeddel walked four hitters in 4.1 innings before being removed from the game. Manager Pedro Lopez then looked to the bullpen, but they fared no better. After allowing the inherited runner to...

Friday I’m In Love (With This Pitching Matchup)

Matt Harvey almost made history on Saturday for the Mets, coming within seven outs of pitching the franchise’s second no-hitter.  Although he didn’t keep the Twins hitless, he did keep them behind the Mets all day en route to his third consecutive victory to start the season. Given the weather forecasts for Minneapolis today and Denver during the week, the Mets might have to...

Yahoo! Sports Article: Why Shaun Marcum’s Presence Will Be Important for a Young Mets Rotation

The New York Mets were hoping that Johan Santana and Shaun Marcum would be occupying spots in the starting rotation for the majority of the 2013 season. Unfortunately, here we are in the middle of April, and neither one has thrown a regular season pitch. Santana is lost for the year after re-tearing his shoulder capsule, while Marcum has been on the disabled list since March 22nd...

The ever-changing batting stance of Ike Davis

After 10 games this season, Ike Davis has a .128/.244/.205 slash line.  Those who want to focus on the positive will point out that he’s doing an excellent job with a 13.3 BB/9 and how nobody can look good when they possess a .154 BABIP, which will certainly go up in the weeks and months ahead. Also, Davis had a .139/.205/.306 slash line after 10 games last year and he recovered...

Photo: New York Mets playing catch at snow covered Coors Field

Tweet   For the second day in a row the New York Mets had their game postponed because of wintry conditions. Sunday, the Mets were unable to complete their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins due to a mixture of light snow and rain in the Minneapolis area. Monday, the team was scheduled to begin [...]

The Mets and Rockies Had Weather Issues

Some of the best images of the Colorado Snow-out

Injury Update: Mateo Left Game With Right Forearm/Elbow Injury, Will Have MRI

Update 10:40 PM by Satish Ram Lopez said Mateo’s issue was in his right forearm/elbow. Mateo got checked out by the team doctor, but he may also get an MRI to be safe. — Lynn Worthy (@PSBLynn) April 16, 2013 Team doctors have examined Mateo and it looks like he’s definitely heading for an MRI in the morning. Well, let’s all hope for the best… Original Post 7:58 PM One of...

Mets-Rockies Preview

The opponent and city may change, but the weather continues to be an additional hurdle for the New York Mets. Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies have been challenging enough. After rain and snow postponed their latest scheduled contest, the Mets will need to contend with the elements again as they try to solve Tulowitzki and end a four-game skid to the Rockies on Monday night...
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